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REAL. ESTATE GOSSIP.
>oiue Recent Movements Among Buyers
and Builders.
AX HISTORIC HOUSE TO BE REMODELLED?THE
wmsiiuru* urE deposit co. to exlaboe
THEIR BCILDIXG ? SCBVBBAX IMPROVEMENTS
ALOXw TBS B. AND P. RAILROAD.
'?The Chain Building." as the old-fashioned
residence on H street opposite the New York
Avenue church is known, is soon to disappear.
The owner. Mr. W. W. Danenhower. intends to
erect upon this site a five-story building which
will be used as a family hotel. The present
building is back some distance from the build
ing line. The new structure will be brought
up to the building line and a wing will be
added in the rear which will extend to the end
of the lot. some 144 feet. There are two houses ,
which will be (effected by this alteration, the
one occupied ns a residence by Mr. Danenhow- ;
er an-1 the adjoining one. which he owns. The I
frontage of the entire property on H street is
65 feet and Mr. Danenhower is having plans
prtpar?d which will make the new
structure a very effective addition to the ar- i
ehitect ire of that locality. The building was
erected in the days when solid construction ;
was the rule and not the exception, and Mr.
Danenhower finds that modern workmanship
cannot improve the wnlLs as they now stand, so
that they will be made use of in the new build
ing. Mr. Danenhower is one of the old resi- i
dents of the city and he rccalls the time when !
this building was one uf the aristocratic resi
dences of the city, he remembers seeing it in
1845 when Gen. Scott lived there. He became
the owner of the house which he occupies in
1866 aDd has become more or less familiar with
ts history, which possesses many points of in
terest. He says thnt it was built by Count
DeMenon, the secretary of the French
legation, and for a number of years
charge d* affairs. The count was the repre
sentative of France in this city for a period of
about eight years, commencing in 18*22. Mr.
Danenhower says that during his residence
here he built this house, which was a three
otory structure with sloping roof pierced with
dormer windows. The front was stuccoed and
an imposing porte cochere. resting upon sand
stone pillars was the feature of the front. The
drive-way was protected by a fence made of
posts connected by large chains, and from this
circumstance the name was given to the place,
which it has since borne. He says that Count
de Mcuon became involved financially, and
after the close of his official career he "retired
to a place near the farm of the late George W.
Riggs. in Prince George's county. Md.,
where he passed the rest of his life.
His remains now lie buried there.
He was fumed for his lavish hospitality, and
the old house was the scene of many a brilliant
social gathering. The house was sold under a
deed of trust held by the Bank of the United
States and was purchased by Sam'l L. Gouve
neur. of New \ork. who married the daughter
of President Monroe. This marriage took
place in the White House, and was the second
weduing that had occurred there. The Gouve
neurs were wealthy, and it was soon found
that the French secretary's residence was too
small. He then built the western portion of
the house, where he had a fine ball-room and
picture gallery. Ills Oaughter made her debut i
in society at this house, and subsequently mar- '
riedDr. Heiskell. of the army, 'the property '
came into the possession of Dr. HeiskelTs wife ;
iipou the death of her parents, and finding that
the house was too large, they divided
it into three houses. The center and western
houses still stand, but the eastern house was
some yesrs ago purchased by the Epiphany
church home, and a new front was built. Dr.
Heiskell occupied the center house, while the
western house b.-caiae the home of the widow
of the celebrated Alexander Hamilton. In i
after years the ceuter house became the home i
of Gen. Scott, and it was from the porch which 1
is still standing that he made his speech after!
his nomination as President. Baron D'Off n-:
berg, the Uiissiau minister, the French minis- ?
ter. N. P. Banks, at the t.me Speaker of the j
House, and other prosiuunt pe rsons in social j
and official life occupied these houses at
different periods.
A GC>OD PLACE TO OWN PROPERTY.
The indications are that a majority of the
members of the incoming administrations will
bccome property-owners in this city, at least i
to the extent of owning their own homes. The !
rapidly increasing value of Washington prop
erty is uo doubt the reason that influences '
those who propose to live here onlv for a term j
of year*, to buy houses instead of leasing them, i
The Vice-President-elect lias already secured a 1
tine residence here, and so has Mr. Blaine. I
Their example will no doubt be followed bv
? ther members of the official family of the new
President. Four of the seven cabinet members
of the present administration own their
own homes here, and President Cleve
lanel himself established what is con
ceded to be a sensible precedent bv
i urcha?ing early in his administration a place
where he could enjoy the privacy and rest of a
home. Whether the Pre-ident-e'lect will follow
this example is a question that is agitating the
minds of a number of property-owners and
agent* * ho have place , which they think
would suit General Harrison exactlv.
LEVI WOODBCRYS SEW RESIDENCE.
The plans of a handsome residence for Mr.
Levi Woodbury have been prepared by Mr. T.
F. Schneider, architect. It will be built on
Iowa Circle, adjoining the residence of Dr.
Jaune}. which was also designed bv Mr.
Schneider. The lot is 30 feet wiele. and the
house will occupy about 30 feet, leaving a lawn
on the south side. The entrance hall. 8 feet
wide, extends past the parlor to a large stair
case-hall, which is to be handsomely finished
in oak. with a broad stairway and fireplace,
i his hall has an entrance to the"side lawn. Back
of this hall is the large dining-room, with an
outlook on the lawn through a bay-window,
and adjoining the dining-room, on the north,
is a library, and to the west a butler's pantrv,
back stairs, and kitchen. A cellar extends
under the whole house, and contains a launelrv.
room for steam-heating apparatus. Ac. The
second and third stories are well provided with
light and air. having a south, east, and west
and for a part of the house a north exposure.
On the second floor there are two bath-rooms
and one on the third floor. The first storv is
to be finished elegantly in oak and cherrv.
a be front and side will be of pressed bricks
?tone trimmings. A circular tower stands on
the corner and extends above a high slated
r?o'. The design is in the modern romanesque
style. 1
KNLARGIXO a sate deposit building.
A notable improvement is to be made on the
south side of Pennsylvania avenue, between 9th
and 10th streets. The Washington Safe De
posit company propose to enlarge their present
building by the erection of an addition on the
west. lh? new portion will have a frontage of
23 feet on the avenue, and will extend to a
depth of over lOu feet. It will be of the same
height as the present building. Messrs. Hum
blower and Marshall, the architects of the
present building, have prepared plans for the i
addition, and so it will harmonize in design
and the entire structure will have the appear
ance of one complete building. The design of
the front indicates by the rather severe charac
k- vf .Vth? ?r7l'itecture the purposes for
which the building is used. The mas
HT* ?all" of brick and stone, with heavilv i
grated openings show that security is the
object of importance. This addition will add
greaUy to the present facilities. The ? ntrance i
will be as at present, with a space for office
rooms in the front portion of the first floor i
Then in the middle portion will be a great 1
vault two stones high, and in the rear will be a
large room, which will be partitioned off into
compartments for the use of depositors. The
walls of the first story will be lined with glazed
brick, which is not only ornamental, but will
add greatly to the security of the building. Its
construction throughout is entirely fire-proof
the floors being brick, resting on iron girders.
In the center of the front of the building is the
elevator shaft. Iron door* opening on a level
with the street afford the only outside access
to the elevator. Furniture and other l?rge
articles will be carried to the second, third and
fourth floors, which will be used for storage
purposes, there is no communication between
the elevator shaft and the first floor of the
building.
The lot adjoining this new addition is owned
v John T. Leu man. He proposes to re
# move the present building, which is old and
dilapidated, and erect in its place a handsome I
store building. It will be four stories high
and the front will be built in a substantial
manner of brick and stone. Messrs. Horn- '
blower A Marshall are the architects. The '
erection of these two buildings will cause a
great improvement in the appearance of that
stele of the avenue.
RESIDENCES IX WOODLET PARK.
Mr. John F. Waggaman. who is largely inter
ested in Woodley park, told a Staj reporter re
cently that a number of line residences would
be erected there during the coming season, j
?A recent purchaser," he said, "who is verv ,
enthusiastic about the beauty of the place and !
the hue residence sites, is H. L. Horton. a 1
w^lthv New \ork banker. He proposes to
erect there a residence for his own use, cos tint;
at least 425.000. Another ownor of land in i
Woodley. A. W. Lyman. the correspondent of '
the New York Ohm, proposes to put up u house
in the spring. A. D. Jessop. a wealthy resi- j
ueut of Philadelphia, has beeu looking at some i
sites in the park, and if he concludes to buy 1
he will build there a hundred thousand dollar
house. The park ia so near the city, na.l yet i
so much in tbe country, that it attract* a claw
of people who are able to make haadsome im
provements."
COSTEXPLATED IXflaTNIXT!.
Mr. John B. McLean has purchased the old
Davis bouse at the northeast corner of 11th and
G street*. It is probnble that he will soon im
prove the site by the erection of a building.
CoL A. H. Bugher has bought the property at
the northeast corner of Vth and I streets, where
he intends to build an apartment hoase of
moderate size.
ALOS? THE BALTIMORE AXD POTOMAC RAILROAD.
The suburban move ment is pushing its way
out along the line of tlie Baltimore and Potomac
railroad. In the vicinity of the road beyond
the city limits the ground is being rapidly sub
divided and laid off in city lots. Bennings and
its vicinity has been a favorite place of resi
dence for many Washingtonians for some years
past. The holdings are mainly small farms and
country places, and the method of city sub
division of land has not been adopted to any
extent. At Wilson's station, which is a short
distance beyond tbe bounds of the District,
there is a small settlement of people. The
next station, eight miies from the city, is Ard
wiek. where A. E. Randall last year sub
divided some 18 acres of land. He has built a
house there himself, and two other houses are
uuder wav. Thos. A. Mitchell is now subdi- I
viding 200 acres into building lots, and proposes !
to place these lots on the market. Mr. Mitchell
thinks that there is no reason why this locality j
should not become a favorite place of resi- j
dence for those desiring suburban homes. He |
states that the ground is high and rolling. \
Some years ago a subdivision of ground w is
made at Bowie, a station a few miles beyond !
Ardwick. and there is now quite a settlement !
at that point. Mr. Mitchell and others in- |
terested in property along this line of railroad
are of the opinion that the future development
will be rapfl, and that its importance us a
center of suburban settlements will equal that
of the other lines of road leading out of the
city.
WILL CARLKTON'S START.
The Author of ?'Farm Ballads" as a
Schoolmate Remembers Him.
From the Detroit Tribune.
I ran across George W. Thompson in Grand
Rapids the other day. He was a member of |
the house during the session of 1883. He has I
a law office in the Court block, just niiler the
shadows of the city hall tower, and quite near !
enough to it to feel the vibrations of the great
bell that tolls tbe hours of the day and night.
He was writing at a desk when I entered.
'?Know Will Carleton?" he queried as he
motioned me to a chair near him aud laid down
his pen. "I should say I did. The first time
I saw him was early in the sixties. He came
from his home, a little north of Hudson, in
I.enawee county, to Hillsdale to attend school
there. He was a tall, lank, green country boy.
He wore a pair of 'high water panto' made of
coarse stuff, the best we fellows could afford in
tbo* days of expensive clothing. I remember
that he had a little blonde moustache, and it
seems to me he had a goatee too. He had a
voice like a horse fiddle and couldn't sing. We
were both in the preparatory school.
"Carleton was a peculiar fellow. Most of the
boys didn't like him, particularly when he was
writing his poems. He seemed to possess a i
natural aptitude fer poetry. I think the first I
he did while we were together at Hillsdale was I
tho writing of some verses upon th"3 death of 1
one of our class-mates. He was always melan- I
choly when he was composing, and "that was!
why the rollicking college boys didn't like him. J
But I didn't care a rap how he felt or acted. '
and for that reason I was oft?-n his companion ;
when the other fellows found his society too j
depressing.
Before he had begun to secure any reeogni- '
tiou of his work, he was like the rest of us in I
the>sc> days, obliged to work vacations.' The
money we earned went to help uj pay expenses j
during the college terms. This was gen- I
erally done by teaching school. But the I
work was tedious and not particularly rrmu- j
iterative. i Lis set Carleton to scheming i
some way by which he could make more I
money in less time. He hit it at a circus, j
Some body about that time invented a pen !
made of mo flexible a metal that it could be
bent in any direction and iheu back into the
proper position without impairing its utility.
Carleton bought a lot of these pens and fol
lowed tlu- circus to a neighboring town, where
he thought lie eould make something by selling j
the article to the crowd. He never dreamed i
of being canght by us. But us luck would have !
it a young fellow named Beale. then a theo
logical student, now at Audover. supplied a !
uulpit at Owosso. and some of us fellows j
went out to hear him preach. The next ;
morning when we started for home we !
passed the circus grouuds. Imagine our sur
prise and amusement when we saw Will Carle
ton there throwing these pens fastened iu hold
ers into a pine board, bending them up.
straightening them out and then showing the
open-eyed, gaping countryfolk how well they
would write after so much abuse. When he
saw us he dropped bis pens, swallowed uneasily
and called out. "Hello, boys, is that you?"'
"I was. teaching school >ft Cambria Mills when
Carleybn was writing-Betsey und I are Out.'"
Mr. Thompson coutinued. as he stroked his I
moustache reminisceutly. 1 was studying law. '
too. Carleton came out to see me. One of the
girls drew a picture of him on her slate and
made the others laugh. He talked some about
his poem and joked me and my chosen profes
sion by quo^ig the well-known lines:
Once when 1 was as youii^ &s you and not so smart
perhaps.
For me ?ue luittened & lawyer aud several other chaps.
etc.
"I wa9 in his room when he received his first
pay for poetical work?for this satne 'Betsey
and I Are Out.' It wa3 a check from the Har
pers' for $15 or ?30. I don't remember which.
He was very happy over the money and the
recognition it meant."
?si
Sea-Songs.
FROM "A MIOHT 8 RHAPSODIC."
No night for slumber is this?
A night to t>? up aud away
Where the sea is rolled in a tide of gold
I'nder the full moon s ray;
To tty with the wind till the cleft waves hiss
From tho racing prow each way.
Where the tumult of winds and of waters is
Over She sounding bay.
And the sails in the moonlight shine,
The flashing foam free.
The land is a long low line.
The gunwale scoops the brine.
And the air is stronger than wine.
And lords of the night are we.
-H. E. Clakx.
IS THS DAT OF THE EAST WISP.
The rocks at my feet are strewn with crimson and !
browu seaweed
Brought by tho tidal swell, as waves after waves
succeed.
And break with a splash in my path, but I do not
heed:
Ana over the Links comes tbe east wind drearily
moaning.
I stand on the edge of the rock-pool, and gaze into j
it, and why?
The place has a strange fascination for me, but |
not one of those am 1
Who would s-ek ? self-sought grave in its depth, j
despairingly;
And over the Links comes the cast winddreai*ily 1
moaning.
I have put the temptation from me. but it comes j
bn-'k again and again.
That 1 should quiet, in this way, the aching of i
heart nud of brain.
And the sea always whispers, "Come," with its '
eerie, surging refraiu.
And over the Links comes the east wind drearily
moaning.
Homeward 1 go through tho shingle and sand,
while the spray erf the sea
Fills my hair with the salt oozo and foam, and the
billows break ceaselessly.
Rolling in with resintlesa force, like some dark
coming Destiny;
Andover the Links .-oines tho east wind drearily
moaning.
?Bessie Ceaigmtle.
"We Want a White Government."
OOV. FlTZHCOH LEE's SPEECH I!( XIW YORK
LAST SIGHT.
The Sew York southern society had its third
annual dinner last night at the Hotel Bruns
wick. The toast, "The South sinco the Revo
lution," was responded to by Gen. Fitzhugh
Lee, who said the south had a right to secede.
The matter was. however, settled bv the sword.
But the settlement of that question left an
other. "Iu my own state." said the governor,
"there exists no other thought than that she
shall continue a member of the American union
of states and enjoy tbe same equality as the
states of Massachusetts and Ohio." It remained
with the north to decide whether the national
improvement aud prosperity can best be pro
moted by a union of American white-governed
states or white American through African sec
tions in the great whole. The whole thing de
pended upon the south being recognized as n
white governed portion, and that there shall
exist no African sovereignty. "We do not care
to take the tomahawk from the red man and
give it to the negro. We have provided for tbe I
negro, built homes and schools for him. and j
given him all his condition requires, but when 1
it becomes a question whether those- states are i
to be governed by blacks or whites. I say." the i
governor exclaimed, "we want a white govern- ?
ment."
? ???
In San Diego, CaL, the completion of the !
great flume which has bun long building was
celebrated yesterday by speeches and a parade
of citizen societies, L sited State* troops and
national guard.
PRESIDENT AND CARDINAL.
Both Made Addresses at the George
town College Centennial.
THE PEE LATE BEVIEWS THE CHARACTER OF THE
focsdee or the cxrvEJutrrr, and the chief
XAOISTBATZ ALL CD El TO THE FEELINGS
WHICH MUST THBONQ UPON" THE ALUMNI.
The closing ccremonies of the Georgetown
university centennial celebration included
some features not mentioned in yesterday's
Stab, as the exercises lasted until after 6
o'clock p. in. The array of church and civil
dignitaries upon the platform was quite impos
ing, including President Cleveland, Secretary
of State Bayard. Chief Justice Fuller and Jus- j
tices Field, Harlan, Blatchford and Gray, of
the United States Supreme Court: Chief Jus
tice Richardson, of the Court of Claims; Mar
shal Wilson, Hon. J. Randolph Tucker, Gen.
Ilosecrans, Hon. Zach Montgomery, the minis
ters from Spain, Peru and Austria, Cardinal
Gibbons. Archbishops Corrigan. of Sew York, j
and Ryan, of Philadelphia; Bishop Roberts, of
I>etroit: Father Doonan. a former and Father
Bichnrdg. the present president of the univer
sity; the faculties of the different branches of ;
the college and the candidates who were to re- j
ceive the honorary degrees. Their names
have already appeared in The Star, and the
program was carried out as stated with the ad- 1
ditioim of brief addresses by Cardinal Gibbons j
and President Cleveland. .
Cardinal Gibbons made an imposing figure in
his rich red costume, relieved by the white lace
surplice, and he spQke with an earnestness that
showed how deeply he sympathized with those J
connected with the university in the whole j
scheme of the celebration. He spoke in a voice
that was clearly audible, and he was frequently ;
interrupted by applause.
Cardinal Gibbons' Address.
commenced by referring to the fact that God I
usually selects the proper man for the aceom- j
'plishmeut of any great work, and that when it j
was time to found Georgetown college John j
Carroll was raised up as the person eminently i
fitted for that undertaking, lie paid a glowing
tribute to Archbishop Carroll's lifo as a priest I
and patriot and spoke of the wonderful success
which the college founded by his energy and j
foresight had euJoyed. He spoke of the great :
number of graduates which the univeisity had
sent forth and of the distinguished part which :
some of them had played in the history of the \
nation and of the church in this country, and
he referred to the proud satisfaction which the j
present president and professors must feel on :
reflecting upon the number of kindred institu- !
tions which have sprung from this mother of j
colleges and of tho glory of this centennial j
celebration. All this proved that the pen w?s ]
mightier than the sword: that peace had j
victories more substantial and more j
enduring than those of war. "It i
proves." said the cardinal in conclusion,
"that all schemes conceived in passion and in
ordinate ambition are destined, like the Alpine
avalanche, to leave ruin and desolation in their
track, while the educational and religious pur
suits of men assembled under the invocation
and protection of ttod silently shed blessings
like the gentle dew of heaven and bring forth
fruit in due season. It has been the custom of
the Chief Magistrates of the nation, from the |
(lavs of Washington, to honor Georgetown j
college by their presence on public and festive 1
occasions. I am happy to see that our present
illustrious President is no exception to the !
rule, and that he has been pleased to lend ad- I
ditionat luster to these ceremonies by his dis- j
tingmshed presence.
'?May those who in the long years to come !
will gather together to celebrate the next ceil- j
tennial be able to record a success as consoling j
as that which we commemorate to-day."
Father Murphy then s:iid that the President i
of the United States had not only agreed to ;
lend his presence to the occasion and to pre- i
sent the degrees, but had also agreed to make j
a few remarks, and would now in his own words j
and in his own way speak of the impressions
which the exercises oi' this centennial celebra
tion had made upon liim.
When Mr. Cleveland rose he was greeted
with prolonged cheers and applause, and it was
fully a minute before he could command quiet
sufficient to be heard. He spoke as follows:
president Cleveland's remarks.
In tho moment I shall occupy I will not |
speak of the importance, in a general sense, of I
liberal education or refer to the value of uui- !
versifies like this a3 the means for acquiring j
such education: nor will I remind yon of all the
causes for congratulation which this centennial
occasion affords. These things have been pre- i
sented to vou iu all that you have seen and j
heard in the days just passed, and they are ;
suggested by the atmosphere all about us. I I
am thinking of this college as an alma mater,
and calling to mind the volume of love and
affection which-has been turned toward her
from the great outside world of her alumni,
during tli<^ hundred years of her life
and at this time especially awakened. To-day j
the young graduate whose alma mater occupies
a broad place in bis life, turns to her with j
warm enthusiasm. The middle-aged graduate j
to-day pauses in the bustle and turmoil of
business activity to give a loving glance and ,
affectionate greeting to his alma mater. The
aged graduate to-day in memory passes over ;
scenes and events of more recent date to recall
through the mellowing light of years the inci- 1
dents of college life while he breathes a fervent 1
prayer for his alma mater. If the dead gradu- !
ates are not with you to-day in spirit, the loving J
bands which attached them to their alma '
mater, though broken by death, are here, hal- j
lowing the place where they are kept and j
making at
this honored institution a sacred shrine.
Another thought, born. I suppose, of the
solemn trust which I have held for the Ameri
can people, prompts me to say a word concern- |
ing the relations which such an institution as i
this should bear to American citizenship. Men j
of learning we at all times need, but we also
need good citizenship.
There should not be that selfishness in edu- i
cation which leads its possessor to live within i
himself, and to hug las treasure with sordid
satisfaction. The least an educated man should |
do is to make lumself a good, true American i
citizen, and he fails to do his entire duty if he j
does not also improve the citizenship of others.
His love of country should be great, his inter
est in public affairs should at all times be ac
tive, and his discharge of the duties of citizen- '
ship should be guided by all the intelligence !
he possesses, and aided by all the learning he j
has acquired.
Georgetown college should be proud of the
impress she has made upon the citizenship of !
our country. On her roll of graduates are j
found the names of many who have performed i
public duty better for her teaching, while her ;
alumni have swollen the rauks of those who. in ?
private stations, have done their duty as Amer
ican citizens intelligently and well.
I cannot express my friendship for your col
lege better than to wish for her in the future,
as she has had in the past, an army of alumni,
learned, patriotic, and useful, cherishing the
good of their country as an object of loftiest
effort, and deeming their contributions to good
citizenship a supremely worthy use of the edu
cation they have acquired w ithin these walls.
The President, on his arrival at the college,
was greeted by a presidential salute of twenty
one guns fire bv battery A of the District mili
tia. and at the conclusion of the ceremonies
seventy-nine more guns were fired. The work
performed bv the young men of tho battery is
most creditable, hs they were only organized
last October, and tired their first salute iu
honor of Gen. Harrison's election. Yesterday
the young men conducted themselves with the
precision of veterans, and proved the effective
ness of their drilling by their commander, !
Capt. Yates.
The buildings and grounds were brilliantly [
illuminated at night, and the three-days' cele
bretiou of the centennial anniversary of the
college closed in a blaze of glory.
MOTES.
The section of battery A that fired the salute
yesterday was composed of Sergts. Shannon.
Loundes. and Howe. Corporals Oliver and
Nimms. Privates Prall, Cox, Darneille, Ferris,
Strauss. Mallam, Humes. Reynolds, Davidson,
and Bradley, and Musician Bradley, and was
commanded* by Lieut. Bobbins.
There will be a solemn requiem moss said in
the college chapel to-morrow morning at 10
o'clock for the repose of the souls of all stu
dents who have died during the first century of
the life of the university.
A Queer World.
From the Providence Journal.
The guileless American buys a paper or two,
be It of Paris or Brussels, to pass away the time,
and improve his French withal. It will be a
lively and clever journal; it will be liberal anil
comprehensive (except as regards American af
fairs, which are ignored with sarprising unan
imity); it will be witty, even, but it will like
wise* be unclean. The same Americau attends
a theater and buys his program at the theater
liku the rest of the world. It contains the
usual wood cuts of favorite stage beauties and
mercenary sketches of their careers: it also
contains obscene doggerel and anecdotes that
would make a Central African blush; but the
pretty matrons sit and read them complacently
before ail eves; and demnrn young girls who
may not walk one square unchaperoned read
the'm also, under the verv n<ises of fathers and
mothers and brothers. It is a queer world.
As for the plavs?we all. know what French
plays are?ipawfcish and overstrained, or worse.
THK HIGH SCHOOL PUPILS.
All iBtfrMtlng Statistical Analyst* of
" the Krgtettr.
crmiocs facts about the occcpatiox or the
PABESTS?ODD ANSWERS MADE TO QUBHIES ?
EXPLOTZS or THE OOVEB5XEST?WHUkE THE
PUPILS LITE.
The enterprising students of the city high
school arc this year publishing a bright fort
nightly journal called The Review, devoted to
the interests of that institution. It is con
ducted by a staff of six editors, selected from
the different classes of the school, under the
business management of Mr. Harry English,
one of the instructors.
THE TEAB'g REGISTER.
The last number, issued on the 14th inst.,
contains an entertaining article, headed "Regis
ter Wrinkles," being a synopsis of the facts
and figures contained in the year's register of
the pupils in the school. This register is a
work of some magnitude, a volume of a hun
dred pajjofl of foolscap, containing the names
and necessary statistics of some 1,200 pupils,
I including all who havo been connected with
I the school for any length of time since Septem
ber 17. 1888.
! The Review save: "A perusal of the statistic
blanks, as handed in uy the pupils, disclose
many ludicrous mistakes, any amount of simon
Sure stupidity, and an extensive insight into
urnan nature in general and that of the aver
I age high school pupil in particular. l*pon
entering the school the pupil is given a blank
, ^?tn to be filled out, requiring the last, first
and middle names; age, class aud section;
parents' or guardian's name and occupation,
and address. Compelled on short notice to
make this personal inventory, the amateur
statistician becomcs sadly mixed in the extent
and accuracy of his information. One youth
with commendable exactness gives his age as
seventeen years, seven months, three days nnd
eight hours. Another is undecided whether ho
is twelve or thirteen years of age: first puts
down twelve, then on the second thought
thirteen. Unfortunately neglecting to scratch
out the first guess, he is registered ut the re
markable age of one thousand two hundred and
thirteen years. At least half a dozen have
entered the figures in the wrong spaces and
declare themselves to be sixteen months and
four days, or fifteen months and nine days,
which is quite too young for high school
pupils, even considering tne fact that entrance
and quarterly examinations have been abol
ished. One young lady had the good fortune
to enter, so she states, ou September 31.
THE OCCUPATION STATISTICS.
"The occupation statistics are perhaps the
most amusing. Some of the parents have com
bined occupations, such as 'brick manufacturer
and real estate owner,' -government clerk and
gardener.' A widow's occupation is given as
'domestic duties." while the number of'resigned.'
'retired' (the office of honor or emolument from
which said parent retired or resigned is not
stated), and 'at leisure,' is appalling. One
pathetic occupation ia 'nothing at present.'
while a careless and defiant lad writes boldly,
'nothing in particular.' A ladies' tailor is down
as 'taylorist,' while the ambitious seion of a
compositor writes 'typographer.* One is a '
'booKkeeper' and another a -huxter,' neither of
which trades or professions is recognized by
Webster. A preacher's son believes that
brevity is the soul of wit and calls his father I
'D. D.' Some pampered official's offspring says
his father's occupation is 'government,' only
this and nothing more, aud another with equal
terseness and pride says -independent.' Some
of the answers would fill the heart of worthy
Henry George with rage, as 'property owner.'
a very common and agreeable calling, and
'lives off the rent of houses.' A case of 'the
best man wins' is registered in one slip where
the parent's name is given 'Mrs. and
Mr., the latter unimportant addenda being
written in very small characters in the corner.
1 he scribe vouches for nil these assertions in
quotations, and will exhibit tho originals,
which he has prudently preserved, to all who
doubt his veracity. So much for the register's
humorous side: it has a serious aspect which
is interesting too. After the preparation of
numerous tables and much juggling of figures
some remarkable results have been reached.
"A word of explanation beforehand?when
it is said, for instance, that ten are in the Navy
department it is not meant that ten employes
of the Navy department have children in this
school, but that there are ten pupils in the
school whose parents are in the Nuvv depart
ment.
IS GOVERNMENT EM PLOT.
-First as to parents' occupation: 515 out of
the total number, or 42.8 per cent, are in the
employment ?f the government. 574 or 47.5
per cent are distributed among some 93 trades
and professions, and 119 or 9.7 per cent (of
which number 87 are women) are unemployed,
or have no occupation set down. Of the" 515
government employes, 402, or 3.3.2 per cent of
the total number are in the departments as
follows: Treasury. 85: War. 72; Post-Office de
partment. 58: Pension Office. 48: Patent Office.
27: Land Office, 17: Xavy. 9; State. 3: Coast
Survey. 3: Agricultural. 3": Bureau of Labor, 2;
Bureau Statistics, 2: Justice, 2; Civil Service
Commission. 2. while 69 are entered as 'gov- j
eminent clerks."
'?Of the remaining 113 government employes. '
17 are occupied in the Senate. 16 iu the District 1
offices, 14 are navy officers. 12 policemen. 11 |
army officers, 11 in the bureau of printing j
and engraving, 8 are Representatives in Con
gress. 4 arc employes of the House; 2. firemen;
2. city post-office; X. detective; 1, letter-carrier,
and 1. I nitcd States Senator. There are be
sid? such notables as the commissioner of pen
sions. a rear-admiral. United States navv, as
sistant adjutant-general. United States army,
superintendent of life-saving service, superin
tendent of schools, a civil-service commissioner,
the city postmaster, the assistant treasurer of
the I nited States, and the paymaster of the
United States army, each with one child in this j
school, and the chief of the weather bureau and
one of the District Commissioners, each with i
two ? hildren here.
"Chief among the 93 occupations of those '
not under the government are: Attornevs-at- ,
law, 51: merlhants. 48; real estate and i'nsur- !
mice, 34: physicians. 30: contractors and build
ers. 25; carpenters. 19; printers, 16; bookkeep- ,
ers. 16: grocers. 15; bookbinders, 11: commission |
merchants, 10; machinists, 9: 5 Rre farmersand
5 dairymen; 4 are artists and 4 blncksmiths; 2
are bankers and 3 bricklayers; 2 are under- j
takers. 2 dentists, and 2 confectioners. There is 1 I
plumber, 1 book agent, aud 1 drummer, an elec
trician. an astronomer. 5editors, and an author.
One is the Mexican minister, another the chan
cellor of the German legation, another an offi
cer in the Corean army. And so on, and ou,
and on. for there seems to be no occupation
under heaven which is not represented in this
liberal register.
??Statistics of residence nre as follows: Those i
living iu northwest. 6J.54 per cent; northeast, !
10.73 percent; southeast. 9.06 per cent; south- I
west, 6.46 per cent; outside the citv, 4.19 per
cent.
THE AOS OP PUPILS.
'?A table is also given presenting the age sta
tistics of the school. In the third (highest 1 year
class the youngest pupil is fifteen years "the
oldest twenty-two years, and the average a?e, !
18.22 years; in the second-year class the
youngest is fourteen years, the* oldest twenty
and a-half years, and the average age 16.93
years; in the tirst-yeur class the vouugest is
twelve and a-half years, the oldest twenty and
a-half years, and the average age 16.54 years.
The average age of the school is 17.23 years,
and the average age at the time of entrance to
the school 16.21 years."
? Look to Your Picture Cords.
From tbe London Globe.
A correspondent sends us, apropos of our ar
ticle dealing with "Portents." an account of
what he calls a singular circumstance. When
he was at school some twenty years ago a
prominent picture in the school dining room I
came down with a run about the dinner hour.
The same thing had happenod some years pre
viously coincidcntly with the death of a near
relative of the headmaster. The recurrence of
a similar accident caused our correspondent
some anxiety, as it happened that his brother
and several other of the boys were then lying
ill. No harm happened to these patients, but
the daughter of the house, a bright, cheerful
little girl, was immediately carried off by a re
lapse. This story may certainly be classed
with inanv others showing how mere coinci
dence often begets a tradition, however
unreasonable, of a causal relation
between absolutely unconnected phenomena;
and from this point of view it is not worthy
of any serious examination, even by the So
ciety for Psychical Research. But it does lead
to a more practical reflection as to the care
lessness with which pictures are hung. House
holders are apt to consider that picture cords
are everlasting; aud. no donbt, the picture
Cord of the good old times will last a very long
time. But the modern wire, which is preferred
nowadays on account of its convenience and
lighter appearance, should always be carefully
examined from time to time. It disintegrates
sometime* very rapidly, and is frequently cn
trnsted with too heavy a picture and frame.
The movement of the picture which constantly
occurs, helps on the natural action of gas and
air npon the cord, and hence tbe many acci
dents which every picture collector, who does
not take care, has from time to time to regret
When spring cleaning season returns, this is
one of the points to which it ia always desirable
to look.
PERSIAN RICE.
How It Is Produced and How H U
Treated.
The State department hu received a? Inter
esting report from Mr. A. H. Schindler, U. 8. 1
consul at Teheran, Persia, descriptive of the
rice and sugar industries of that country. Of
the former product he says:
"Kice is cultivated in all part* of Persia,
wherever water is abundant. It thrives well
near the rivers and perennial streams, in the
hot lowlands at the head of the Persian gulf,
all over the plateau of Persia, at altitudes vary
ing from 1,000 to 8,000 feet above the level of
the sea, and best in the lowlands forming the
southern littoral of the Caspian. It may be
said that all districts in Persia which possess a
river or a perennial stream produce rice. A
I great part of Central Persia, and almost the
| whole southern littoral, extending from the
] head of the Persian gulf to the frontier of In
| dependent Beluchistan, arc devoid of rivers
j and do not produce rice. The greater part of
i the cultivation of Gilan and Mazanderan is of
rice, and thfse provinces are on that account
very insalubrious in summer. No one has been
able to give me any information as to the
yearly produce of rice in Gilan and Mazande
ran. but there is no doubt of its being very con
siderable.
THE TBF.ATMF.NT OF BICE.
"Eice is divested of its husk by small hand
mills of stone, and is then further cleaned by a
I machine called dang. This machine is moved i
j by water-power in Mazanderan and Gilan, in
i Sen j an. and some other districts, but in towns
| generally in a more primitive manner. The
? machine consists of a heavy beam of wood,
which swiugs vertically on a fulcrum, like a
see-saw. and is armed at one end with a hollow
steel cylinder a foot long and fixed at right
angles to the longitudinal section of the beam,
at the other end with a counterpoise. The
machine works as follows: Four or five men
jump on to the end of the beam with the cyl
inder; their weight makes the beam descend
?and the cylinder at the end is forced into the
rice. The riee is kept in a tank about four or ;
| live feet in diameter and four feet in depth '
and constructed iu the ground, its aperture
flush with the surface, and is mixed with
coarsely-powdered rock salt to increase fric
tion. The men then jump off the beam on to
a platform at the side nnil the counterpoise at I
the other end of the beam raises the end with j
the cylinder. The fall of the counterpoise is i
arrested by a block of wood, and as soon as the |
men hear the thud of the counterpoise on the ,
block they again jump on the beam, go down |
with it, aud jump off it.
THE PAT.
"The work requires neither intelligence nor j
skill, but is very fatiguing, and it is a matter |
of astonishment that it is so badly paid. The j
five men on the beam receive for twelve hours' j
work per diem, duringfehich they go up and ;
down 120 times per Ar. 2J-* krans (that is,
one-half kran, or at th^present rate of ex
change a littlo less than 7 cents each") and their
mid-day meal. The superior qualities of rice j
are generally cleaned twice. For the first I
cleaning the charge is 124 to 138 cents per |
khawar (.649 pounds i. for the second cleaning;
j 62 to 82 cents. Many families clean their own !
j rice at home by putting it. together with rock- i
I salt, into a stone mortar and pounding it with
j a wooden pestle. This practice is principally j
followed in the south of Persia and in the prov- I
| ince of Arabistan, at the head of the Persian :
' gulf. The work is always done by women, aud
j the families of small communities generally (
' combine. In the villages in the south one may -|
| often see, and more often hear, ten or twelve i
I women preparing the rice for the next day's ,
j consumption. Each woman wields a long and !
heavy wooden pestle; one woman, generally
j the most muscular, who acts as leader of the
; gang, begins to sing and step around the big
| stone mortar; all the others then sing and fol
! low the leader, all keeping accurate time with
I the feet aud with the pestles, which they crash
j into the riee about every third note. It takes
! the gang about half an hour to cleaif 32,1*
pounds of rice.
THE TEABLY TBODCCE.
"It seems quite impossible to obtain any cor- ]
rect figures regarding the yearly produce of j
rice in Persia. There are no statistics what- ,
ever regarding agriculture, and the popula- j
! tion can only be estimated. The natives can j
only make guesses, and their guesses vary so :
much they are of no value. From my personal ?
estimates of the population, my observation of
the economic condition of the inhabitants and
information from the best sources. I have tried
to obtain some figures more or less approach- ?
I ing the truth, and this I have done in the fol- !
I lowing manner: llice is an important staple of \
| food of the inhabitants. Calculated per head j
of the population, most rice is consumed by i
the Miizanderan (the Mazanderanisl. but it ]
must not be supposed, as some travelers wish i
it to be done, tnat the Mazanderanis eat rice
only. It is true that they eat little or no |
bread, and it is commonly reported that a ]
Mazanderani can not digest bread, and would |
die if he were to eat bread only for a couple of |
days. (Conollv's Overland Journev says: 'So I
little do the people use * heat and barley that
| it is a saying among other Persians: "An un
j ruly Mazanderan boy threatens his mother
| that if his wishes be * not complied with he
will go into Trak and eat bread. ''J But they
eat with the rice suffioient quantities of other
food containing more nutritive matter than rice
does?for instance, butter, cheese, meat, beans,
peas, vegetables, Ac.
THE FOOD OF THE MAZAXDEEANI
consists of rice, various stews made of condi
ments, meats, fresh aud salt fish, game, butter,
onions, garlic, walnuts, and pomegrauate juice,
and of lettuce, milk, cheese, treacle and
various fruits. Kice. with a curry or stew made
of pheasant or woodcock, walnuts, pomegran
ate juice, butter and garlic is the famous dish
of Gilan and Mazanderan, called Fisnisass.
Computation gives the yearly consumption of
rice in Persia at 457.600 tons. About 800 tous
of rice are imported annually from India by
way of the Persian gulf ports, and deducting
this quantity from the above total we get the
yearly produce consumed in Persia. 157.300. In
comparison with the quantity from the above
total consumed that which is exported is incon
siderable. amounting to hardly 20.000 tons per
annum. Adding iO.OOO tons as the quantity ex
ported to the total consumed, we get for the
total vearly produce 477.300, or say in round
numbers 500.000 tons, aud this figure I think
near the truth."
The Arkansas Ballot-Box Thieves.
0*t OF THEM ABBES TED?srPPOHF.D TO HAVE HAD
A HAND IK THE CLAYTON ASSASSINATION".
Robert Watkins was arrested at Pine Bluff.
Ark., yesterday, charged with stealing the
ballot-boxes at Plammerville. Ark., on the night i
of November 6. the crime which had as an out- |
growth the assassination of the republican con
gressional candidate, John M. Clayton, brother
of Gen. Powell Clayton. Yesterday's arrest is
claimed to be the beginning of the end in the
unraveling of the mystery surrounding the
assassination. It is the general belief that the
men who were concerned in the ballot-box theft
were also concerned with the killing of Clayton.
Watkins is now in the state prison.
Homely Women Look Handsome,
IX SOME OF THE MIUBOBS THAT ABE FASHIONABLE
SOW.
From the New York Graphic.
"It is true." said u dealer in mirrors, "that
none of us know exactly what manner of men
we are. The mirror does not enable us to see
our outer selves as others see us. Only the
finest mirrors approach perfection of surface.
The best ure made of plate glass, but if you
happen to look into a large mirror you dis
cover that the straight lines aud right angles
of a room appear all awry. The reflection ?
most nearly true to the object reflected is ob
tained perhaps from a band mirror made of
plate glass.or from a metallic mirror of mod
erate size. Great pains are taken to insure a
true surface iu plate glass, but few mirrors
long in use have a surface iu a single plane. A
slight defect distorts the image. I nave seen
homely women look almost handsome in a mir
ror by reason of a defect in the surface that
remedied a bad feature. It is not difficult to
sell such mirrors to ladies who need a flatterer
near at hand.
"Here is a mirror that illustrates what I
have said," continued the dealer, taking down
a circular glass enclosed in a stout frame, i
which waa provided with a handle. The
listener, looking in, beheld an odd distortion
of his own features. One eye appeared higher
than the other, one cheek bulged as if swollen
with toothache, and the whole countenance
was caricatured.
"Look steadily for a minute," said the
dealer, and he began to turn the mirror
slowlv. As he did so the features reflected en
gaged in a sort of kaleidoscopic dance. For
no two seconds was the face the same. While
this was going on the eyes of the gaser felt as
if tbey were being twisted out of their socket*,
and before the mirror had made a full revolu
tion the performance had become very pninfuL
"Feels odd, doesn't it?" said the dealer.
"Now, that mirror is a scientific tov. Its sur
face is cast purposely in several planes. One
eye is reflected in one plane, the other in a
different one, and the bulging cheek is still
another. The pain to the eye* waa caused by
the effort to adjust the vision to the constant
change of plane presented by the revolution of
the mirror.
A LETTER TO THE POPE.
(TroM the Catholic Hierarchy or tbf
United States.
From the Baltimore ton.
The folio* tug to the fall tost of the letter re
cently forwarded to the holy father by hto emi
nence. Cardinal Gibbon*, in the nunc of the
Catholic hierarchy of the United State*, ex
proaritif the warm sympathy of Catholics with
the head of the church, and protesting against
the spirit of persecution manifested by the
anti-relifious government of Italy toward the
holy see:
Mott Holy Fathrr?That set ire sympathy
with a suffer ng parent which nature prompts
in the heart* of faithful ehifdren the present
crisis in your affnint seem* most urgently to
demaud of u*. your devoted son*. It to well
known to what a wretched state you are re
duced by the malice of your enemies; with
what countless sorrows aud anxieties you are
everv day afflicted. It cannot then be a mat
ter of surprise that we. your son* and bishojie.
should be deeply moved at the spectacle of
your distress. \Ye are united to you as the
members of the Lumau body to the head, aud
when the head suffers the whole frame has
necessarily a sensible share in its pain. Where
fore. though we accomplish nothing more, we
may at least in some measure alleviate your
trials by energetic protests, and by our ferjrent
prayer to God, the avenger of outraged right
and justice.
When, eighteen Years ago. we learned that
your capital city of Rome had been seized by
the lawless troops of a treacherous monarch,
we. our priests and our people were horror
struck at the unparalleled enormity of the
crime. We could not briug ourselves to credit
that even unbelievers would have perpetrated
such an outrage. Imagine, then, our shatnt
and mortification wheu told that no heathen or
heretic, but a prince boasting the name of
Catholic Lad deliberately planned a deidso
atrocious and had carried it out in the blood of
your devoted subjects!
Upon that occasion we were not unmindful of
our duty to your holiness, but owing to the un
fortunate state of Europe at that time we could
do but little to mark our indignant sense of
the wrongs done you. still we did what we
could, and by our letters and public demon
stration of sympathy we loudly denounced the
shameful injustice before the entire world. But
vour foes, most holy father, not content with
Laving seized your territories by fraud und
violence, have degradid your people to the
| slavery of a foreign yoke, and subjected them
to laws and institutions conceived in a snirit
| of hatred to religion. Day after day adds to
the rage and hate wherewith they menace God
and our Lord Jesns Christ. His holy religion
aud all who profess it. To such a pass is their
1 madness come that they act as though they
would audaciously pull down the Almighty
Himself from his throne, and once more
hand over the sovereignty of the world
to satnn, who. according to blessed Paul
the Apostle, held it aforetime in bon
dage. Like the Jews, they have taken
Christ captive. forasmuch as they
have loaded His vicar with dishonor. They
have despitefully used him with mockery and ;
insult, the cup of gall, the scourge and the
cross of his Master. Nor are they wanting, j
that you may walk more closely still in your
Master's footsteps, new Pilates aud modern
Herod*, men devoid of justice, piety aud re
ligion. who, whilist they see you robbed of |
your liberty and betrayed to your enemies. |
make not the slightest murmur of protest or
disapproval, but to hide or excuse their own
cowardice, would have the world believe that
the wrongs of tin- holy see How from what they
call mist'ortuuc and the unhappy temper of
the times.
But the climax of insolence, wickedness and
treachery is reached in the laws lately passed,
whereby it is made a crime, punishable with
fine aud imprisonment, tor any one openly to
speak or write a word in your holiness behalf.
Truly a hard lot to make a man the victim of
the cruelist injustice, and then to make it a
felony for him to bewail his miserable fate! It
is no longer possible to mistake the end of all
these things. That nefarious law not merely
invades the natural rights of your faithful de
fenders, it attacks your own most sacred per
i sou. Beyond all doubt this was the will and
purpose of those godless men in that iniquitous
enactment. It was plainly their intention to
deprive the holy see of all power in future over
the Church catholic, not in Italy alone, but all
i over the world.
This, could they bring it about, would be to
overturn the form of government established
by Christ for His Church, to make void Hi* j
promises, and destroy, in the end. the church
herself. For, plainly, there can be no free
dom for the Church if her supreme ruler is
himself not free, and of what use are the
members torn violently from their heady
In defense of our own and our chief pastor's
liberty we profess ourselves ready to undergo
any aiid every danger. That liberty is part of j
the precious heritage which our God brought
down with Him from heaven to the earth and
left to us. His sons. Let no one. therefore, j
marvel that we should hold it beyond all price, |
dearer to us than even our lives.
| Be of good cheer, then. Leo. great pontiff.
Bear well in mind what the Koyal Psalmist
hath foretold for your comfort anil that of all
the just?that God' will in His own time arise
to judge your cause and scatter and destroy
your enemies. He will awake as from sleejN
and will cover them with everlasting shame.
He will arise and will have mercy on Sion. j
which the wicked have made their spoil. Mean
while. we, your sons, relying on these sacred
oracles, and on the promises of our Saviour
Christ, will from our inmost soul most fervently
prav that the time so long looked for may
swiftly come in which you may with entire
freedom rule over the whole Church, having
changed even the wolves now ranging about
the fold into the lambs of the flock.
Prostrate at the feet of your holiness, we
humbly beg for ourselves and our people the j
apostolic blessing.
Signed by the Cardinal Archbishop of Balti
more. in the names of the prelate* of the
country and his own.
The Court's Sentiments Prevail.
From the Sacramento Record-Union.
A remarkable trial has just occurred at
Brownsville before Justice Sparks, in which
Daniel Hess was charged with stealing water I
from a ditch. The trial consumed six days,
aud was enlivened by a constant exchange of j
personalities on both sides. Justice Sparks i
said in presenting the instructions of the de- !
fense to the jury:
"Gentlemen, them's my sentiments, and I
want you to bring in a verdict accordingly, as
they are the law.
Tossiug the district nttorney'* instructions to
the jury.the justice contemptuously remarked:
"Them's not my sentiments; they're no good;
but you can take tlicm for what they are j
worth."
The jury, after a few moments' deliberation, i
returned a verdict of guilty.
The justice stood aghast. ??What!'" he
shouted, "you dare to go agin my sentiments? |
The verdict is set aside and the prisoner dis
charged!"
This ends the case for the present, but further
proceedings are expected.
Lincoln aud Patents.
Gath in the Enquirer.
We can also remember that Abraham Lincoln
probably received the means to lay off a while ,
aud conduct his debate on the subject of |
slavery with Senator Douglas through the pro
ceeds of his fee in the McCormick reaper case, j
Washington and Lincoln were both the pro- I
ducts of patents. A land patent was given to I
Lord Fairfax in Virginia, und he had need of
hurvevors to lay out that land, which otherwise
would have been squatted on and left with no
distinct title, like million* of acres in West Vir
ginia still, which caunot be sold because no
body can be proved to own them. They will
not * be improved because thev cannot be
owned. Among the surveyor* jumping at a
job in hto boyhood's desire to ear# something
and relieve lito mother wa* George Washing
ton. He laid out farm* and tract* under the
Fairfax patent, and spent seven year* in that
occupation, which was preparatory to hto mili
tary service*. Lincoln, a* I have shown, had
time to mature himself for a debate with an
experienced man like Douglas by a patent cane
coming along. George Harding told me in
1884 how Lincoln wa* employed. It wa* neces
essary. a* the case affected Illinois. to add to
the list of lawyers like Harding and Stanton
the name of some man from the Illinoto bar.
They did not know any other lawyer in IUintto
except Arnold, who had been engaged on the
other side. They consulted W ashburae in
Congress, and he said there was a man named
Lincoln quite capable. They looked into a
directory and saw merely the words: "A Lin
coln. Springfield." Yet it was the debate which
Lincoln earned the time to condnct by this
case which brought him to the forefront of
American history. Lincoln himself was an
inventor, and you can see at the patent office
hto model of a steamboat with air bladders of
metal under her. to be filled with air so u to
raise her in shal water.
Wisdom la Rhyiwe.
Oh. merchant, In thine hour of e e e.
If on this paper you should c c c,
And look for something toaprpp
Your yearning for greenback v t t.
Take our advice and now be 7 y jr.
Go straight ahead and advert 111.
You'll find the protect of some ill:
Neglect can offer bo ex 4 4 4.
Be wtoeat once, proleag jour d a a a,
A silent business sooadekkk.
Bvjrnln A>w*.
TWO LONDON LITKRAKY WOMEN.
Pen Sketches of >|rx. CnM Hoey and
Mrs. Campbrll i'raed.
From lh- Pt tt?l.urw Cfcruul. ir
.r^^r^ (."fc#l H<*-r *n<1 Mrs. CrmpWtl Ptim d
?? T^" The ,,
Irish lady of about sixty or antv-flve. short,
?tout, round-r.ced. and always dressed accord
mg to American Ideas-rcrv unfashionable.
1ne*n ?? **?? grande.t of the grand artr.v of
dowddy-dressed o)<l tmrli.li ladle*. wfceee a*,
parel would drive an American woman crarr if
?be were obliged to wear it. Loosely-fitting
bodice*, lace ?hawl*. eiiormou* cap*, pla.ijr
banded hair?natural or a "scratch ?mitts and
reticule. are component parts of tLu g.t-up
* la Heine Victoria. By iu wearer* it u con
sidered the dignified aud la-coming thing f.*
elderly women: while the yellow-ekiiined. thin
old woman, with an abundance of el:.borstelv>
TSTli&l ^4r "? J'amoad earring*
and tightiy-titling Parisian costume ia looked
upon as one of the UK>?t offensive of Aiik i ., *n
products. and is the constant subject of deris
ion from l.ugl^h j? ns. pencils. ati<( voice*
Although Mrs. Cashel Hoey has been for
many years before the public as a writer. rt. J
haa produced excellent w ark in fiction. she has
noverbeen fortunate enough to achieve a won
derful paving success. She liaa told me that
Her earning* average AMW a rear, about (IW,
or CjOa week, she values her American con
nection very highly, and acknowledge* that
the larger p.-.rt of her income is derived from
America. Having formed a liter*rv partner
fi\i?r c?r.rr,s:'1? purpose? With John Lillie.
the Harpt r. are able to protect her later writ
?ngs. aud pay her with the promptness and
???erality tor which their name i* a sxnonim.
Mrs Hoev live* in a pretty houae in tin "old
court suburb. Kensington, not tar from the
beautiful town bonne of the Duke of Argvil. on
t ampclen hill. Her husband ia a legal light
and is a permanent member of the couus. 1 for
management of the Prince of Wales' Itothe
1,'1? "Bee bring, him a sslarv of
4.1.UUU |>er annum. so that financially as well
sociallv Mr. and Mr*. Cashed Hoev* are iu an
enviable position.
Campbell Praed is a graceful, delicate
young woman about Xi. She comes of u g. ,od
family. and the name of her husband i* also
.hat of one or the gentility. She is a charmm ?
artistic dresser, and as far as her health will
permit associates a tth a gay and fashionable
set. Her novel* are wide I \ read, but in En
gland arc kept aw.iv from young readers, ex
nelly a* t)io*<- of Ouida. Ther ar?>m m certain
sense brilliant, but art restricted loth. delm. >.
tiou of scenes and manners of a fust and lo<>*
class of people?a kind oulv too prominent iu
large cities in this feverish age. Ucr litersrv
?tvle violates all canons of the art. as under
stood aud studied by more se rious writers: l*ev
ertheless, there is a glamour in h< r periods a
tascinatiou in her study of character which
causes a reader to pursue her tictiou br*wthle?s|i
to the end. and then toss it awav. vowing that
the time spent in I eading it might and should
be more protiubly employed. Mrs. Campbell
rTaed liaK been iii Am? rica. having made tbe
now regulation trip thither with her frieud
Justin McCarthy.
Future of the Republican Party.
WA&NEB S SPEtlE IS DEfKolT LAST
mcit.
Fleven hundred guest* sat down to an elab
orate spread at the Detroit rink last night, the
occasion being the fourth annual bauqtiet of the
Michigan club. Senator Palmer was the presi
dent of the evening. Gov. Luce delivered the
address of welcome. The first speaker of the
evening was the Hon. Warner Miller, of New
York, who spoke to the toast. -The Puture of
the Republican Party." He said: "It doe* not
take much courage to march to death in war
when TiO.OflO or 1UU.00U are marching with vou,
but it does take courage some time to stan'l up
for a great principle. The democratic parti
tries out against sumptuary laws, and it is a di
rect outgrowth of the old Calhoun dw-triue that
you have no right to legislate for the morals of
the people. The republican partv stands for
the advancemt nt of temperance, and alwats
has. It may not Ik- going as fast as some en
thusiast would have it. but It is doing the best
it can. This question must be setth d iu each
state. The prosperity of the country depend,
on the continuation of the success of the repub
lican party. The republican party ap|* als to
its past, and offer* it as an earnest of what it
will do in the future."
Letters of regret were received from Presi
deut-elect Harrison. Vice-President-elect Mor
ton. a number of I nited States Senator., and
many others.
No Trouble In Identifying Him.
From the Chicajro Journal.
George liowrou. a* everybody know*, is the
leader of the Columbia orchestra. He is also
one of the pleasantest gentlemen to be found
within the city limits. A story is told a'oout
him which is good enough to be true, whether it
i* or not. In the course of events during the
last summer Mr. Bowron received a draft tor
money. I think Mr. Itowroti's draft came from
his estate iu England, and that in view of his
recent marriage he had instructed bis tew^rd
to quit stacking the estate fund np iu the bank
and to send him a small sad Anvway he had
the draft, and he took it to a bank aud' handed
it through the little brass-bound wiudow to
the cashier. This gentleman looked at Mr.
Bowron. who blushed, as he always does whta
people stare at hiin.
??.ire yon Mr. Bowron'/" asked the cashier.
"I believe I am."'
"Well, you'll have to be identified**
"But I m Bowron?George Bowron, leader of
the orchestra at the Columbia."
"Oh. 1 know who George Bowron is all right
enough, but I don't know that you're the man.
Just bring somebody that we kliow to identify
you."
Mr. Bowron ? s moving awav in disgust at
the red tape and circumlocution "whic h rascality
make* necessary in a!l professions, when th?
cashier called him back.
"Would you mind turning vour back to me
and taking off your hat'/" he asked.
Mr. Bowron did so.
"Here s your money. Mr. Bowron. It's all
right. I've known the back of vour head for
five years."
Why He Whs Rejected.
Jfew York Correspoudeucr of Boston Qawtte.
Col. Robert G. Ingersoll was not blackballed
at the Players' club, because that is not the
way that the Players shows its disinclination
to admit a man to membership. His name wu
posted as that of one whom some of the mem
bers would like to see in their club, but there
was such general opposition to it tihit it was
withdrawn. A member of the Plavers told me
the other day that it was not because <Y?L
Iugcrtioll is an agnostic that he was not w ant* d.
but it was because of his connection with the
star-route scandal, and. to use liis expr. wti?n.
because he is a "blatherskite." There are. no
doubt men iu the club v.ho are not orthodox m
their religious beliefs, bu; thev don't make a
pre'esaiou of insulting the beliefs of others.
Coi. Ingersoll is a man of certain gifts of ora
tory. but he seems to take )wins to misapply
them, and he wakesaaeloquent and as eiith m
a&tic over a fifth-rate thing as over one that
rates among the highest. It seems to make no
difference to him. He only wants an oppor
tunity. sud away he goes, up and down the
columns of the dictionary, buck and forth o.er
the page* of the rhetoric, aud after he has ?n
ished, what does it all amount to? Nothing,
except a lot of wildly extravagant words tint
might apply to some occasions, but seldom
those at which CoL lngertoll discharges them.
George Was at the Klglit.
From the Cbiairu Herald.
"George, love. I ass very, very lonesome
without you. l*roiniMe me. dearest, that yon
will never leave me all niglit eguin."
"I do, darling; but you know I couldn't help
it this time."
?"No; I suppose you really did have to go."
"Yes; I couldn't possiblv get out of it. Von
got my message all right'/"
"Yes. dearie."
"You see. there ?%s a meeting of the creditors
of Brown A Co.. who failed at Ht. Louis the
other day, and I had to go down to see about
our claim."
"How did it come out'/"
"It was a draw?I?I mean, my dear, that we
agreed to a compromise."
"For how much?"
"For 64 ron?M cents on the dollar."
"Don't leave me again. George, will von? I
wasswlullv lonesome and 1 dreamed of burifian
all night long." *
He's ? Ulgamlst.
From tbo Ckicwii HerslaL
A ring at the 'phone at Lawyer Sharp'*
"Hello: What is itr
"Is this Sharp's ottoe?"
"Yes."
"I'm Jackson. How's my divorce case/"
"All right. I'll finish it np this morning."
*-Good enough. So long."
Two hours later <.* hitcii in divoree proceed
ings i. A loud ring at Jackson * 'phone
"Hello! Who is it?"
"Sharp, is Jackson in?"
"No. Harriet, and off for New York."
Sharp?"Great heavens! Jackson
However, it
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